Author Archives: Bill Carey

Millions in California Face Wildfire Prevention Power Outage

Utility shutting off power to 800,000 customers     By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ and JANIE HAR Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bottled water and batteries were flying off the shelves at California stores as millions of customers prepared to ...

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PG&E Could Cut Power in 30 California Counties to Prevent Wildfires

Power shut off could begin on Wednesday     SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas and Electric says it could cut off power to a large swath of Northern California later this week to prevent its equipment from starting wildfires ...

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Devotion Highlighted at National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service

Passion, legacies, and struggles among the fallen     By Bill Carey, FirefighterNation.com EMMITSBURG, Md. – The ringing of bells across the country started the 2019 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service on Sunday morning in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Under an overcast ...

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NFFF 2019 Memorial Weekend Roll of Honor

Remembering our fallen firefighters     National Fallen Firefighters Foundation EMMITSBURG, MARYLAND – The 38th National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service was held on Sunday, October 6, 2019, to honor 92 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2018 ...

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PG&E Cuts Power in Northern California Over Wildfire Risk

Outages could last 48 hours or longer     SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas and Electric says it has cut power to about 10,300 customers in Northern California because of potential fire danger. Electricity was shut off about 10 ...

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Firefighters Build Containment Lines at Colorado Wildfire

Wildfire is two miles south of Salida     SALIDA, Colo. (AP) — More than 800 firefighters continue to work on containment lines for a central Colorado wildfire that has charred nearly 10 square miles (25 square kilometers) of national ...

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Home Destroyed in Central Colorado Wildfire

Wildfire burns south of Salida     SALIDA, Colo. (AP) — A wildfire has destroyed at least one home and charred more than 9 square miles (23 square kilometers) in central Colorado. More than 450 firefighters and several aircraft have ...

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Man Arrested for Starting Fires in California Forest Land

Cal Fire says investigators received an anonymous tip     OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Northern California have arrested a man suspected of starting multiple fires in forest land in Butte County during a state of emergency last month. ...

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California Adopts 22 Laws Aimed at Wildfire Danger

Several focus on fire resistant homes and surroundings     By DON THOMPSON Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is adopting nearly two dozen laws aimed at preventing and fighting the devastating wildfires that have charred large swaths of ...

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Arson Suspect Sets Wildfires Before Attending Reunion

Suspect charged with 15 arson-related felonies     MILPITAS, Calif. (AP) — A suspected arsonist traveled from Missouri to Northern California to set more than a dozen wildfires before attending his 50th high school reunion, a newspaper reported Saturday. A ...

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